Andrew Rowley (Newport)

Age: 38Lost: 62kg (36%) I had had really bad back problems and struggled to walk upstairs, so I knew I had to change for myself and my son, I wanted to enjoy doing things with him and be a good role model for him. On a typical day I’d eat chocolate, crisps, takeaways and all […]

Lee O’Kelly (Chester)

Age: 33Lost: 39kg (35%) When I first joined, I was the heaviest I’d been for some years and it really was getting me down. At first, I didn’t really change a lot dietwise and I thought I was getting away with it by gradually losing week by week until the week I thought I’d had […]

Adam Ratcliffe (Margate)

Age: 32Lost: 45kg (36%) I have dieted before but they were often fads. I would focus on the weight loss, rather than fitness. This ultimately meant I lost weight but I was still incredibly unfit. I fully committed to the MAN v FAT challenge and knew this was my best chance of losing weight and […]

Charlie Hill (Lincoln)

Age: 24Lost: 27kg (20%) It’s changed my entire life. I didn’t really have friends round here before and now I’m part of a big community. The support is amazing. I had aches in my knees and I wasn’t physically capable of doing things. I was around 22st for a year and built up to that […]

Tom Read, Cheltenham

Age: 31Lost: 39kg (26%) I’ve gone from being the heaviest I’ve ever been to the slimmest I’ve been since my teenage years. It’s allowed me to make some great friends and increase from hardly playing football to playing at least two times a week. It’s also helped me socially because I would go to events […]

Phil Jubb, Hull

Age: 44Lost: 28.7kg (20%) I’ve gone from being a couch potato to being more active than I’ve been since my mid-20s. Being able to shop for clothes in any shop was a big milestone for me. I knew I needed to lose the weight. Doctors were telling me about being diabetic, the potential heart problems, […]

A Beginners’ Guide To Mindful Eating

OK, so it’s pretty obvious that very few of us need a guide to the technical how-to of eating per se. Get food, put in mouth, job done. Whether you’re stuffing a burger down your throat, spooning beluga onto blinis or sucking freeze-dried astronaut food into your mouth – all of us have a fairly good idea of […]

Funded spots available for men in Gateshead

MAN v FAT will be expanding its footprint in the north of the country in 2024, with a new funded club getting underway in Gateshead from January 2024. The six-a-side football club, organised by MAN v FAT Football in association with Active Through Football Gateshead and Gateshead Council, takes place on Wednesday evenings at Gateshead […]

Why MAN v FAT works for me

If you’re thinking about joining MAN v FAT, it always helps to hear from the men who are participating in the programme. We’ve got some remarkable guys in MAN v FAT up and down the country and, in this article, we head to MAN v FAT Watford to hear from Craig Mitchell. Craig plays for […]

Yeovil are fundraising table toppers!

MAN v FAT Yeovil members topped a national fundraising league table for the Diabetes UK’s Million Steps Challenge The guys, under the able command of coach Kev Ayling, came out on top for raising the most money for the Diabetes UK Million Steps Challenge. The MAN v FAT team organised several fundraising events, from a […]